Welcome to our latest issue ”October+November 2014.
We are so excited about this issue! We worked hard to pack it with education and science, adventures from around the world, profiles of some amazing coffee leaders, and super relevant business ideas for running your cafe. Add to that our news, product, and events sections, our calendar, and of course, our wonderful advertisers, this issue of Barista Magazine is one of our best ever!
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Here are some of our favorite features from the October+November issue. We hope you enjoy it as much as we loved putting it together for you!
The cover! We work really hard on the covers to make sure they capture the person and the setting just right. Photographer Rachel Stauffer worked with Jess for photo shoots in Lancaster and in Philadelphia so we could showcase the places Jess and Square One Coffee do business.
We’re very excited about Nora Burkey’s article on gentrification in cities and the role specialty cafes play in that. This article features awesome photos by Jeff Wenzel.
Our regular illustrator, Greta Romelfanger created 15 different illustrations of coffee varieties for this fantastic article by Erin Meister about how scientists in producing countries are developing new varieties in order to combat the effects of climate change on existing varieties of coffee.
Barista Mag Publisher Kenneth Olson went to Amsterdam for a cafe tour with reigning Netherlands Barista Champ Coen van Sprang. Ken attended graduate school at the University of Amsterdam, so it was especially exciting for him to see how much the city’s specialty coffee culture has developed since he lived there.
Joe Schafran of Toby’s Estate in Brooklyn traveled to Honduras to paint schools that serve the children of pickers on farms owned by the famous Caballeros. This collaboration between the Caballeros and Toby’s resulted in a fabulous coffee. Toby’s raised thousands of dollars for the development of the schools.
Jess Steffy! We chose to profile and celebrate Jess Steff, who co-owns Square One Coffee in Pennsylvania with her husband, because she is a role model as a cafe owner, businesswoman, barista, mentor, judge, and person. We think she’s just fabulous.
Regular contributor Ashley Rodriguez wrote a great story about how cafe owners can keep staff longer in an effort to maintain continuity, ensure their staff’s happiness, and also save in the costs that rehiring and training takes out of the business.
Ken accompanied Cafe Imports and the regional, national, and world barista champions as they traveled to Ecuador for a once-in-a-lifetime exploration of this developing specialty-coffee producing country.
Editor Sarah Allen profiled Jean-Pierre and Mario Levi of Unic Espresso Machines for this issue’s Master Q+A. The father and son share interesting perspectives on the coffee scene in Paris and larger France, and what’s in store for the future of France’s biggest espresso machine company.